A program of expanded health services for MSM of color and their partners. Services include: drop-in center, on site mental health and substance use counseling, HIV/HCV testing, PrEP linkage, social outings, community events, life skills support and case management services.This is an education and prevention program located within CALPEP. Our target population is gay, bisexual, down-low and questioning individuals . Services include case management, substance use counseling and treatments plans, peer groups, and mental health therapy. We also go on trips, outings and have monthly events. Contact David at CALPEP 510-874-7850 x 8787
African Americans continue to experience the greatest burden of HIV compared to other races and ethnicities. Hispanics/Latinos are also disproportionately affected by HIV. In 2014:
- African Americans represented about 12% of the US population, but accounted for an estimated 44% (19,540) of HIV diagnoses.
- Hispanics/Latinos represented about 17% of the US population, but accounted for an estimated 23% (10,201) of HIV diagnoses.
Laboratory and real-life studies of couples in which one partner has HIV and the other doesn’t show that condoms are highly protective against HIV when used correctly and consistently.
– National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases